Fedora Core 3 Test 3 Notes

  1. Download the 4 ISO images AND the rescue image
  2. Download fedora-core3-t3-updated.zip - This contains everything you will need to get Fedora Core 3 Test 3 working
  3. Place fedora3.zip in a shared folder (so we can get at it later via SAMBA).
  4. Create a Virtual Machine
  5. Boot from the first ISO image.
  6. Press <ENTER> at the boot prompt for graphical install.
  7. Skip testing media (or test if you want).
  8. Select next to continue.
  9. Select "Install Anyway"
  10. Select language (english)
  11. Select keyboard (US)
  12. Select installation type (workstation)
  13. Select disk partitioning (auto)
  14. Click <YES> at warning
  15. Select "Remove all partitions on this system" and check "Review (and modify) partitions created"
  16. Click <YES> at warning
  17. Highlight "VolGroup00" and click delete
  18. Highlight /dev/hda2 and click delete
  19. Click new, select mount point /, type ext3, size 15850 fixed, click OK
  20. Click new, select type swap, size 400 "fill to max allow size", click OK
  21. click NEXT
  22. At boot loader screen click next
  23. Configure network device:
    - Configure using DHCP (or assign IP address)
    - Activate on boot
    - Set hostname (whatever)
  24. Configure firewall:
    - Enable
    - Allow http,ftp,ssh (or whatever)
    - SELinux active
  25. Set default language (English) and any required additional languages
  26. Select time zone (whatever)
  27. Set root password
  28. Select "Customize software packages to be installed"
  29. Select packages (whatever, but ensure you select "Windows File Server" because we need samba)
  30. Click next to start install then click continue
  31. <Formats file system>
  32. <Installs packages> (capture other CDs when prompted)
  33. When install is complete, use the VPC menu to capture the rescue disk then click reboot
  34. At the boot prompt press enter for rescue mode
  35. Choose language (English)
  36. Choose keyboard (US)
  37. Choose <YES> to "Do you want to start network...?"
  38. Select configure using DHCP (or enter IP address)
  39. Select continue to find install
  40. Select <OK> to continue
  41. You are now at a shell prompt.  Type:
    chroot /mnt/sysimage
  42. Type:
    smbclient //win2ksvr/Share -U david
    but replace "win2ksvr" with the name of your host computer, replace "Share" with the name of your shared folder, and replace "david" with your username on the host.
  43. Enter password for host computer if prompted to do so
  44. Type: get fedora-core3-t3.zip
  45. Type: quit
  46. Type: unzip -o fedora-core3-t3.zip /
  47. Release the rescue ISO from the VPC menu
  48. Type: exit (twice)
  49. <reboots>
  50. Select 1st kernel from the grub menu
  51. <Startup and enter graphical setup program>
  52. Click next
  53. Accept license agreement
  54. Set date and time and enable NTP (if you want)
  55. Display Setup (you can leave this as is for now)
  56. Establish user account
  57. <Additional CDs> - click next
    <Finish setup> - click next
  58. <Continues startup>
  59. Login

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